EXCLUSIVE: Three of the largest motion administrators within the recreation are coming collectively to assist in giving a brand new spin on one of many decade’s most acclaimed motion pics. Sources inform Deadline that Netflix has come aboard a brand new reimagining of Gareth Evans’ cult basic The Raid, tapping Patrick Hughes to direct with Michael Bay and XYZ Films on board to supply. Evans will exec produce together with Range Media Partners, which reps all three abilities. Hughes will co-write the script with James Beaufort.
The authentic movie was written and directed by Evans and adopted an elite Indonesian S.W.A.T. workforce that turns into trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his military of killers and thugs. The movie premiered on the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and earned on the spot reward for its insane motion sequences and turned Evans into one of many pageant’s largest stars. Sony Pictures Classics would launch the movie, which gained a cult fan base that will result in a sequel The Raid 2.
Hollywood has been making an attempt to reboot the title ever since and this appears just like the one that can lastly make it to manufacturing. This model is ready in Philadelphia’s drug-infested “Badlands,” the place an elite undercover DEA job pressure climbs a ladder of cartel informants to catch an elusive kingpin.
“We’re incredibly excited about Patrick’s unique vision for this film. It’s a distinctly original take on the material, which promises to pay great respect to the original film while also bringing a fresh approach and perspective that will set its own course in the action genre,” the producers stated.
The bundle has been within the works for a while and insiders say all of it got here collectively after the rights lapsed on the newest strive at a reboot. Once that occurred, Bay and Hughes’ rep at WME advised taking a shot at getting concerned in rebooting it, and each had been recreation. Since each shared reps, sources add that an introduction was made between Bay and Hughes, who immediately hit off as they’re each constituted of the identical fabric given their high-octane motion ties. On prime of that, Hughes’ new tackle the story excited all these concerned together with Bay and Evans, and after taking the bundle round city, Netflix was aggressive to get into pole place to land the bundle. It not too long ago closed the deal following a prolonged negotiation.
Hughes has shortly change into one of many go-to administrators on the town in relation to massive motion motion pictures following his breakthrough work on The Expendables 3. He has since directed the field workplace hit The Hitman’s Bodyguard and its sequel The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Next up for Hughes is the motion comedy The Man From Toronto starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson.
Hughes, Bay and Evans are all repped by Range Media Partners. Bay and Evans are additionally repped by WME and Evans can be repped by Management 360.